Monday: On this day in 1916, the Irish Republican Brotherhood, a secret organization of Irish nationalists led by Patrick Pearse, launches the so-called Easter Rebellion, an armed uprising against British rule. Tuesday: President Harry Truman learns the full details of the Manhattan Project, in which scientists are attempting to create the first atomic bomb, on this… Read More April 24th – Through History
Wow, so here we are at the very end of 2015. It has been a brilliant year for many reasons, and I have enjoyed some wonderful time with my girls, and our families. This blog is generally focused on the running stuff, so I will dive into that now. 2015 has seen my running come… Read More 2015 – A Quick Summary
A little while back I found myself in the very fortunate position of receiving some shiny new shoes and apparel from ASICS*. Given all the running footwear I have owned over the years, I have never slid my feet into a pair of Asics so I was keen to give them a try. The key… Read More Asics #MixUpYourRun – review of the DS20 and Gel-Glorify trainers
Well, this isn’t how it was supposed to be. Regular and long-term followers of the blog will be aware that I first registered for Frankfurt Marathon in 2013. I was supposed to run the NDW100 in August and then Frankfurt with the Gees in October. When NDW didn’t happen I rescheduled my 100 attempt for… Read More Marathon Training Weeks 2 & 3 – Recovering Already!
When I first started going to the track at the Spectrum with GGAC, one of the earliest sessions that I remember doing was the so-called “benchmark”. Named as such, because it is used with relative frequency as a gauge against which we could measure our progress. This was way back in November 2012. Since then,… Read More Back on the Benchmark
I am getting fat! again. One of the best perks of my job, apart from the gorgeous surroundings and three free meals a day, is the tremendous holidays that I get to enjoy. And during those holidays I can run pretty much whenever suits the family schedule and rack up lots of excellent miles and… Read More In Limbo
Despite my (almost-ish) faultless attempts to keep up my exercises Bridget almost laughed at my wobbly bandy-legged hops, twists, and bends when I last visited Care For Health. My instabilities, although diminished, certainly remain doggedly in my knees and hips. I explained a certain tightness that I had been feeling around the knee and how… Read More Oh Dear – The Fourth Update from the Physios Table